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Dubai police annual book fair opened.

Dubai: The sixth edition of the Dubai Police annual book fair was inaugurated on Thursday at Police Officers Club in Dubai.

The week-long event includes several activities for students from different schools attending the fair, including a "Donate-a-Book" initiative, a speed-reading competition, a Culture CafEa as well as Hakawati, the ancient Arab art of storytelling.

Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Acting Chief of Dubai Police, opened the first day at the officers club alongside top officials from police and other departments.

Major general Al Mazeina said that Dubai police support cultural and community initiatives.

He added that Dubai Police annual community book fair facilitates the development of culture and sport in society.

Major General Abdul Rahman Mohammad Rafi, Director General, Department of Community Services, Dubai Police said the book fair is designed to highlight the importance of reading and creative writing as a pastime both among children and our officers in the force. It also helps strengthen our ties with the local community, bringing about greater synergy and a spirit of cultural understanding."

The book fair will run until October 31, and is open to public and to officers of the force and school children.

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Date:Oct 25, 2013
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